Dr. Trenia Allen

(LCSW)
Therapist Dr. Trenia Allen Photo

About Me

Hello! Navigating through life's challenges, at times, can be difficult. Too often Christian believers are left in the dark when comes to dealing with life's issues. I have observed erroneous ideas that Christians do not face difficulties or problems or that every problem is a spiritual problem. Both are wrong schools of thought. This is why finding a counselor that does not engage in either of these erroneous beliefs is critical to having "a good fit". Finding counseling that offers a "good fit" can be just as challenging, but this fit is essential to make the necessary progress in conquering life's challenges.

Here is some information about me that will help you get to know me: My name is Trenia Allen, and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years and have experience providing multicultural counseling to persons from various ages groups and from diverse backgrounds. I am skilled at helping persons work through depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, motivational challenges, and parenting challenges. Additionally, I also work with individuals who may be experiences compassion fatigue. I integrate Christian principles in the following strategies and/or techniques: solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavior strategies, motivational techniques, mindfulness, and trauma-focused interventions.

My clients have reported that I am caring, empathetic, honest, empowering, and nonjudgemental. I treat all persons with dignity and respect. The relationship I have with clients is very important. I see my role in this professional relationship as one of a partnership to build trust, help you meet goals, help you discover more about your inner strength, and how to utilize this strength to face and overcome challenges and difficulties. Empowering others is one of my best professional attributes. I believe every individual has the capacity to manage difficulties rather than the difficulties manage you.

Your comfort level is very important to me as it relates to sessions. Therefore, whatever manner you are most comfortable with is how we will proceed: video sessions or phone calls or perhaps text. At some point, I think it would be helpful to do video sessions, only if it meets your comfort level. I am available during the evenings during the week, and weekends are flexible. I also check emails frequently and will respond within the same 24 hour period.

Based on what you have read, if you feel we can develop a partnership to manage issues and challenges, make those steps towards a fulfilling life, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to taking the step with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C5226 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by N.O. on Aug 24, 2021 after counseling with Trenia for 2 weeks

Dr. Allen is God sent. Talking to her is so natural. She doesn’t just listen she provides solid feedback and advice. She caters to my needs to reach her and has helped me start to process difficult situations in my life. She provides feasible smalls goals that are attainable for me which makes a world of difference to me being that I need motivation now more than ever.